Paddy Barnes considers retirement after New York defeat

Paddy Barnes lost in New York last night
Paddy Barnes lost in New York last night

Paddy Barnes looks set to retire after he lost on a split points decision to Oscar Mojica in New York on Sunday night.

One judge scored it 58-56 for Barnes while two others had it 58-56 for Mojica and Barnes says he may call it a day.

“I am too small for bantamweight. To be honest, I will probably retire now.

“I don’t think there is any point boxing on after a defeat like that.

“The fans were great but at the end of the day I have to take care of my health. If I am going to box like that, then what’s the point boxing anymore?

“I can’ t contest for a world title with that performance. I strongly think retirement could happen.

“I always said if I lost again, I would retire. So that will be it.

“I stepped up to bantamweight, and I could feel his strength.

“The first shot that hit me broke my nose.

“The fight wasn’t even close, I thought he won every round. I am very disappointed,” added Barnes.

And Tevin Farmer defeated Ireland’s Jono Carroll with a hard-fought unanimous decision to retain his IBF super featherweight title in Philadelphia.

The fight was scored 117-110, 117-111, 117-111 in Farmer’s favour after 12 gruelling rounds, handing Carroll his first loss.

Ireland’s Katie Taylor added the WBO lightweight belt to her WBA and IBF titles with a ninth-round stoppage win over Rose Volante as she targeted a unification fight with WBC champion Delfine Persoon on the card of Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in June.